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Durham captures sixth career tournament title

Blue Raiders second overall at FIU's Pat Bradley Championship

October 30, 2007 · MT Media Relations
FT. MYERS, Fla. - Middle Tennessee standout Taryn Durham captured her sixth career tournament title a the Pat Bradley Championship in Ft. Myers, Fla., Tuesday. Durham defeated South Florida's Kylene Pulley on the first playoff hole to earn low medalist.

The six career titles are the most by a female golfer at Middle Tennessee and are tied for the second most in Blue Raider golf history - male or female. It was also Durham's 29th career top 10 finish as she helped lead the Blue Raiders to a second-place finish among the 11-team field.

"Taryn was really solid and turned in another consistent effort," Middle Tennessee coach Rachael Short said. "The weather conditions were not great and the teams had to battle through the wind and rain but I'm really proud of all of our players because they worked through it and we made up ground on three teams entering the final round. It was a good all-around effort for us as we near the end of the fall season."

The Blue Raiders shot 908 as a team and tied with tournament host Florida International for second, 12 shots behind tournament champion South Florida.

Middle Tennessee had three players turn in top 20 finishes and had four in the top 25. Freshman Cecilia Orevik finished 17th overall with a 14-over 230, followed by Mallory Bishop, who tired for 18th with a 231. Clara Leathers was 23rd with a 233 and Tasha Gough tied for 58th overall with a 250.

Durham led the tournament field in par 4 scoring at 4-under and her 13 birdies were second most. Durham and Orevik both were 1-under on the par 5s and Orevik also displayed steady, consistent play by knocking in 35 pars out of the 54 holes played.

Pat Bradley Championship
Pelican Preserve GC, Par 72
Ft. Myers, Fla.
Final Team Scores

1 South Florida 295-304-297 896
T2 Middle Tennessee 295-313-300 908
T2 Florida International 303-304-301 908
4 Texas Tech 297-303-310 910
5 Florida Atlantic 297-309-308 914
6 Southern Illinois 303-316-307 926
7 Bradley University 310-311-313 934
8 Wofford College 308-310-321 939
9 Daytona Beach CC 320-318-314 952
10 Florida Gulf Coast 316-321-317 954
Memphis DNF

T2 MT Scores 908
**1 Taryn Durham 66-76-72 214
17 Cecilia Orevik 80-73-77 230
T18 Mallory Bishop 73-82-76 231
23 Clara Leathers 76-82-75 233
T58 Tasha Gough 80-86-84 250
** Playoff winner

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